Pack a healthy picnic lunch

There’s something about a nice long picnic on a beautiful summer day that is so peaceful and grounding. Whether it be the feeling of soaking in the sun while getting your dose of vitamin D or the feeling of grass on your feet while you are earthing – the practice of having your bare feet on the earth to soak up its beneficial negative ions – picnics are full of health benefits for the mind, body, and soul. It’s also important to prepare some delicious, healthy foods to bring along in order to create that perfect picnic. Here are a few recipes for some healthy inspiration.

Chickpea Detox Salad

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 green olives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 3 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds

For the dressing

  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan or sea salt

Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and mix well. In a separate, larger bowl, combine all other ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and mix well. Allow to sit in the fridge for at least one hour so the flavours can mingle.

April 19, 2018